Prankster Brit, 21, accused with three friends of starting Magaluf hotel blaze that caused £125,000 of damage was filmed using an aerosol and lighter like a flamethrower after night out in 2016

Mail Online | 5/23/2018 | Nic White For Mailonline
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One of the four British tourists who started a huge blaze at a hotel in Magaluf in a drunken prank is no stranger to setting things on fire.

Brandon McCahill was filmed making a DIY flamethrower with a cigarette lighter and an aerosol can - the same gear used to set the BH Mallorca Hotel ablaze.

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The 21-year-old was arrested along with James Brown, 21; Lauren Smith, 19; and Georgia James, also 19, after Sunday's fire that caused £125,000 damage.

The Spanish island's Civil Guard said they were messing with a sleeping friend by burning his feet with a cigarette lighter and aerosol can.

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McCahill was filmed using the same items after a night out in Britain in 2016, appearing chuffed at the huge column of flame he produced.

'Brandon is the joker of our group and likes to muck about. He likes a laugh, but I didn't think he'd go that far,' a friend told The Sun.

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'He was out there with a few others on a lad's holiday. They were supposed to fly back on the night he was in court.'

The friends said Brown posted on Facebook saying they didn't do it, but the boys were otherwise keeping a low profile.

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The holidaymakers were released from court on Tuesday pending charges over the fire, but couldn't leave the island until they stumped up £26,300 between them.

Police will hang on to their passports until then, after a hearing in front of a judge in Majorcan capital of Palma.

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The group claimed they didn't start the fire and were on the balcony smoking, chatting and drinking when the room began to burn.

Local media said they told the court they only found out the room was on fire when they heard a woman screaming.

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Court officials who confirmed the release on bail of the four holidaymakers were unable to comment...
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